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ICE Futures Canada prices mixed

WINNIPEG – ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: July ’16 $1.50 lower $522.50; Nov. ’16 $3.00 lower $526.10; Jan. ’17 $2.30 lower $530.10; March ’17 $1.70 lower $532.10; May ’17 $1.10 lower $533.70; July ’17 $0.50 lower $535.30; Nov. ’17 $0.40 higher $517.40; Jan. ’18 $0.40…

Glencore sells piece of agri business to BCIMC

TORONTO – Glencore PLC says the British Columbia Investment Management Corp. will pay US$624.9 million cash to buy about 10 per cent ownership in the Swiss company’s agricultural products division, which includes the Viterra grain-handling business.It’s the second time this year that the Swiss multinational…

ICE Futures Canada prices higher

WINNIPEG – ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: July ’16 $6.00 higher $524.00; Nov. ’16 $5.10 higher $529.10; Jan. ’17 $5.00 higher $532.40; March ’17 $4.90 higher $533.80; May ’17 $4.90 higher $534.80; July ’17 $4.80 higher $535.80; Nov. ’17 $0.80 higher $517.00; Jan. ’18 $0.80…

Auditor urges maintenance plan for schools

REGINA – Saskatchewan’s provincial auditor says the Prairie Spirit School Division needs a better plan to maintain schools before it finds itself, in her words, “in a pickle.”Judy Ferguson said in her annual report Tuesday that the division identifies structural deficiencies in 40 per cent…

HBC ranks poorly in cotton-source report

TORONTO – A report released Tuesday ranking the world’s largest cotton consumers on the basis of their sourcing practices has put Canada’s oldest retailer, Hudson’s Bay Company, near the bottom of the list.The study done for the World Wildlife Fund, Pesticide Action Network UK and…

ICE Futures Canada prices mixed

WINNIPEG – ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: July ’16 $0.90 higher $518.00; Nov. ’16 $1.40 higher $524.00; Jan. ’17 $0.80 higher $527.40; March ’17 $1.30 higher $528.90; May ’17 $1.00 higher $529.90; July ’17 $0.80 higher $531.00; Nov. ’17 $1.10 lower $516.20; Jan. ’18 $1.10…

Cargill gets $10M tax breaks to stay in Kansas

WICHITA, Kan. – A deal to keep agribusiness giant Cargill operations in Wichita includes nearly $10 million in tax breaks over a 10-year period from state and local government entities, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.Cargill announced May 24 that it planned to…

ICE Futures Canada prices higher

WINNIPEG – ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: July ’16 $3.00 higher $517.10; Nov. ’16 $2.20 higher $522.60; Jan. ’17 $3.20 higher $526.60; March ’17 $3.30 higher $527.60; May ’17 $3.60 higher $528.90; July ’17 $3.90 higher $530.20; Nov. ’17 $6.50 higher $517.30; Jan. ’18 $6.50…

Dozens of dairy cows die in Quebec blaze

MONTREAL – At least 80 dairy cows are dead after fire swept through a farm west of Quebec City on Sunday.Firefighters were called to the three-alarm blaze in Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures just after 12:30 p.m.About 60 firefighters were still at the site as of late Sunday afternoon,…

ICE Futures Canada prices lower

WINNIPEG – ICE Futures Canada closing prices:Canola: July ’16 $6.50 lower $514.10; Nov. ’16 $5.90 lower $520.40; Jan. ’17 $5.90 lower $523.40; March ’17 $6.30 lower $524.30; May ’17 $6.50 lower $525.30; July ’17 $7.10 lower $526.30; Nov. ’17 $5.70 lower $510.80; Jan. ’18 $5.70…